Don’t go into this one expecting horror. At best this is psychological horror, although there’s still not enough to really categorise it as such.
Peau Blanche a.k.a White Skin. 2004. Directed by Daniel Roby. Screenplay by Daniel Roby; based on the novel by Joël Champetier. Starring Marc Paquet, Marianne Farley, Frédéric Pierre, Jessica Harris, Julie LeBreton, Lise Roy, Joujou Turenne, Raymond Cloutier, Marcel Sabourin, and Jude-Antoine Jarda. Zone Films. Rated 14A. 89 minutes. Drama/Horror/Mystery ★★★★ I’ve been a longtime user of theContinue reading “White Skin Seeps Into Your Blood”
Hellions. 2015. Directed by Bruce McDonald. Screenplay by Pascal Trottier. Starring Chloe Rose, Robert Patrick, Rossi Sutherland, Rachel Wilson, Luke Bilyk, Peter DaCunha, Emir Hira Mokhtarieh, Nicholas Craig, Sydney Cross, Stephanie Fonceca, Joe Silvaggio, and Karlo William. Storyteller Pictures/Whizbang Films. Rated 14A. 80 minutes. Horror ★★★★1/2 Bruce McDonald has always had my stamp of approvalContinue reading “Abortion, Halloween, and Oz: Hellions”
The Captive. 2014. Dir. Atom Egoyan. Screenplay by Egoyan & David Fraser. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Scott Speedman, Rosario Dawson, Mireille Enos, Kevin Durand, Alexia Fast, Peyton Kennedy. Ego Film Arts. 112 minutes. Rated PG. Drama/Thriller ★★★1/2 Canadian director Atom Egoyan is no stranger to telling stories in unique ways, often fragmenting plots into non-linear narrative. HisContinue reading “The Captive: An Atom Egoyan Fairy Tale”